BRUNSWICK — Inspired by the Bring Your Own Bag Brunswick movement and in order to ease ocean pollution, Goodwill Northern New England stores are ditching plastic bags as of Jan. 1.
The Maine Department of Agriculture,
Should those passed over for commercial shellfish licenses get a leg up during the next season’s lottery? The Brunswick Town Council wants feedback on that proposal during its meeting Monday.
The Lisbon Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Big Apple on Lisbon Street overnight.
December is the busiest of months with shopping, year-end activities, adjusted holiday schedules and many gatherings of friends and colleagues. It is truly one of the most unifying times of year when many different businesses and local groups come together to help their fellow citizens or just take a moment to spread a little holiday cheer with one another.
U.S. home prices rose at the fastest pace in more than three years in September, lifted by a record-low supply of houses for sale.
Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib had their two-game suspensions reduced to one game after appeal hearings on Tuesday.
Derrick Brooks heard Crabtree’s case and James Thrash heard Talib’s appeal, and both decided to reduce the two-game bans issued Monday by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.
The Eli Manning era with the New York Giants may be coming to an end.
And if it is, it is ending ugly.
The Giants announced Tuesday that the two-time Super Bowl MVP was being benched for the first time in more than 13 years so they could evaluate the other quarterbacks on the roster over the final month of a lost-and-injury-filled season.
Clemson, Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin will enter championship weekend positioned to earn a playoff spot with just one more victory.
But a potential Alabama- Ohio State controversy looms.
Clemson moved up to No. 1 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the semifinals are set by the selection committee on Sunday.
Behind a 42-point effort from their bench, the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team survived a road test at Southern Maine, 84- 72, on Tuesday evening.
The 22nd-ranked Polar Bears remained perfect at 5-0, while the Huskies fell to 1-5.
The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Wednesday after an erupting volcano forced its closure two days ago, but the country’s president said the danger had not passed and urged anyone within the mountain’s exclusion zone to get out “for the sake of their safety.”
President Donald Trump sized up his coming week on Sunday and tweeted that it was a “big week for Tax Cuts and many other things of great importance to our Country.”
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
President Donald Trump retweeted a series of inflammatory videos Wednesday that purport to show violence being committed by Muslims.
Trump posted the messages early in the morning, retweeting them from Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First, a small fringe group whose profile was elevated by Trump’s attention.